Leonie has navigated her career from writing about fine Cape wines to science journalism. She has published widely for various reputable newspapers and journals. In 2005 she assisted Stellenbosch University to co-author the new Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve. In 2006 and 2007 she was the recipient of the SAB Environmental Journalists of the Year award in print media. In 2007 she was the chosen Ruth First Fellow. Her most recent success is her book, Scorched: South Africa's Changing Climate, which won an Honorary 2007 Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award. Leonie has other books in production, Invaded: the Biological Invasion of South Africa, Boiling Point and two school resource books. On the steering committee for Project 90×2030, a climate change-related initiative, Leonie's next mission is to start hunting down psuedoscience in South African media.
Lunch spot: The Restaurant, Greenpoint